Administrative, Clerical, Support, Meetings/Expositions/Events, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
APPAM recently partnered with ASHEcon, the American Society of Health Economists, to oversee the daily management needs of the organization. To further the mission of ASHEcon and to assist with the growing needs of APPAM, a coordinator is needed to provide support for these new programs and projects.
The Program and Conference Coordinator, a newly created position, would split their time between APPAM and ASHEcon tasks.
Coordinate all the submitted and accepted proposals for the ASHEcon Annual Conference by managing the online submission database.
Act as the point of contact for all members submitting proposals.
Assist with preparations for the ASHEcon Annual Conference, a gathering of 1,000 people.
Manage the timeline for conference proposals—work with the Program Committee and staff to ensure that all deadlines are met.
Help manage and update the website.
Help manage ASHEcon Annual Conference preparation, including managing registration and working with the host site on logistics.
Act as the point of contact for members who might need help renewing, have questions about membership, etc.
Coordinate the marketing and membership recruitment efforts of the organization.
Manage the awards submissions and work with the committees on judging the awards.
Assist with various program management tasks, including managing timelines, rosters, preparing communications for volunteers, etc.
Assist in the production of the APPAM Fall Research Conference program books.
Responsibilities include helping manage the ASHEcon Annual Conference education program submission process, assist with creating the sessions and conference agenda, assist with the planning and execution of the conference, manage the awards submissions process, coordinate marketing efforts, help manage the website and assist with other program and membership management tasks.
The successful candidate will work closely with all APPAM team members to make sure that all meetings and conference arrangements help achieve APPAM/ASHEcon goals and strategic objectives.
The successful candidate will:
Be a proactive, take charge person. APPAM has a small staff and every employee needs to take full ownership of their role
Be excited at the prospect of working with a small staff and a superior multitasker. Tasks and responsibility areas are not at all siloed
Have excellent organization skills. The successful candidate will be managing several projects at once and should excel at that
Be able to comfortably manage a lot of details and exhibit great attention to detail
AMS/CMS/Abstract management experience a plus, specifically Confex, MemberClicks, and American Eagle
Be proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
Have the ability to manage timelines
Have superior oral and written communication skills
Be able to work independently and meet deadlines
Be a team player and able to work well with others
Possess impeccable customer service skills
Be comfortable—and enthusiastic--with taking on new projects
Be required to travel at least a few times per year
Have an interest in public policy/health policy issues
Additional Salary Information: This position is a full time, exempt position. Benefits include full health, dental and vision insurance, 8% 403(b) employer contribution, short and long term disability insurance, two weeks’ vacation, a flexible work schedule, including the opportunity for some remote work, a great downtown DC location and a casual office environment. This is a newly created position and is a great opportunity to work in a small office and be part of a dynamic team.
About Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is a leading professional association for the public policy research field. The 2,600 individual members of APPAM include academics, practitioners, and students. The 100 institutional members of APPAM include graduate and undergraduate schools of public policy and management, and many leading policy research organizations and think ...tanks. APPAM sponsors an annual public policy research conference with 1,500 attendees, a second, smaller annual conference with approximately 100 attendees, an annual international conference, a regional student conference and several other small events throughout the year. APPAM also has a professional journal—the quarterly Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM)—and several other special programs, including an awards program. More information can be found at APPAM.org.